Locations Mailing List Facebook Twitter Foursquare


We're employee-owned and proud of it!

Hot Dog on a StickTM is proudly 100% employee-owned through an ESOP -- an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Dave's Gift

Hot Dog on a StickTM founder Dave Barham believed in sharing his good fortune with the people that helped him achieve success. For many years, Dave mentored a management team and armed them with long-term strategies and aggressive marketing and operating plans. Prior to his passing in 1991, Dave set up his estate to give the ESOP an option to purchase the company from his trust, paving the way for the success we enjoy today - a 100% empoyee-owned company.

Dave and Company

Dave and Hot Doggers

ESOP Awards

National ESOP Association (AACE Awards)
Year Award
2009 External Advertising -- Website Winner; Total Communications Runner Up
2007 Total Communications Winner
2004 Audio Visual Winner
2003 Audio Visual Runner Up
2002 Printed Materials Winner; Audio Visual Runner Up; Total Communications Runner Up
2000 Total Communications Runner Up
1995 Printed Communications Winner - Young ESOP

California Western States Chapter ESOP Association Awards
Year Award
2009 Best ESOP Event; Communication Excellence Winner for Facebook, Company Calendar, and Poster
2008 Company Website Winner
2007 Communication Excellence Winner for Company Newsletter; Communication Excellence Winner for Employee Education
2005 Most Effective ESOP Committee
2003 Company of the Year

National Center For Employee Ownership (NCEO) Awards
Year Award
2006 Innovations Award

National Restaurant Association Awards
Year Award
2009 Quick Service Spirit Award Winner